Okay. When I first discovered book boxes, I found Owlcrate. And Owlcrate had some leftover boxes from previous months. One of those months included a book called Daughter of the Pirate King and came with a bunch of pirate-y themed goodness. Naturally I had to get it. Pirates are my jam! And that book became one of the best things I read last year. I was super excited to find out I didn’t have to wait long at all for the sequel – Daughter of a Siren Queen – to come out.
Alosa’s mission is finally complete. Not only has she recovered all three pieces of the map to a legendary hidden treasure, but the pirates who originally took her captive are now prisoners on her ship. Still unfairly attractive and unexpectedly loyal, first mate Riden is a constant distraction, but now he’s under her orders. And she takes great comfort in knowing that the villainous Vordan will soon be facing her father’s justice.
When Vordan exposes a secret her father has kept for years, Alosa and her crew find themselves in a deadly race with the feared Pirate King. Despite the danger, Alosa knows they will recover the treasure first . . . after all, she is the daughter of the Siren Queen.
This book picks up almost exactly where the last one left off. It felt like I was reading one giant complete story. I loved everything about it! I loved the twists, the setting, RIDEN, Alosa finding out more about her heritage…. everything! Okay I know that’s a pretty terrible way to write a review and I’ll elaborate, but you just need to know it’s amazing!
Okay. Let’s go storyline. While I didn’t think it was as strong as the first book, I still very much enjoyed this story. There were enough twists – even though some of them were guessable – to keep it interesting and it definitely complimented DotPK. I finished the book within a day I think, and that is in great part to the storyline and how invested I was! Levenseller is fantastic at world building. I existed in Alosa’s world while I was reading it. I could imagine being on the boat, being under the ocean, being in the battles, *cough* kissing Riden *cough* – it was all just so well done!
I loved the chemistry between Riden and Alosa. They absolutely killed me in book one, and this one was just as good! I need more of them in my life! Can we petition Tricia Levenseller for just more Riden and Alosa? Or can someone link me to fanfiction? 😂 Please tell me I’m not the only one obsessed with these two?! I think the fact that I relate to Alosa’s stubbornness made me love them even more. Their snarkiness and shots fired at each other were so clever and edged with flirting – but not quite!
Levenseller finished the duology fantastically (and I was kind of grateful it was a duology. I sometimes get tired of drawn out sagas!) While I desperately want more about Alosa and Riden’s world, I am exquisitely happy with what happened in the story and how things have been left. If you’re at all interested in a quick read series that has you hooked from the first chapter and leaves you wishing you could sail away with the tide, this is the series for you. I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5!
I highly recommend you grab a copy of Daughter of the Pirate King here
And Daughter of a Siren Queen here
Enjoy my friends! And hit me up when you’ve read them and want to talk!!! 😍